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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veteran's Day

This Veteran's Day is more meaningful to me than past years. It's a day to remember not only all who have served our country and have since passed away. It's a day to remember my grandpa. My grandpa was the only grandpa I knew. He was fun, lovable, and unique. I remember his whistling. I remember his tongue twisters. (I wish I could remember the one about the Polly's pink plastic pills that cures everything... one he used when we were sad over something silly like not being first. LOL!) I remember his hats. My DS was the only great-grandchild he remembered in his later years. And he had a fascination with Grandpa's hats. I have a wonderful scrapbook page, but I don't think it was ever photographed. Grandpa loved to talk about his war days. He worked with a priest. From what I can remember, they were on and off the battle fields. I was young and wish I had journals to read. What I remember most was the food and the meticulous way they had to pack their uniforms. Guess what? That's now how I pack my suitcases. And if I'm careful, I have no wrinkles!!!






It's a sad day. It's a day for tears. It's a day for remembering. With myself. I know Mom and Grandma went to a special service. I was busy with DS. He had a medical emergency. But I'm not sure I could have handled it. I remember being numb for awhile after he passed. I didn't cry until I heard Taps. Now I just want to cherish the memories.









So today, I chose to psot some sympathy cards I've made in the past. I seem to use light blue on most of my sympathy cards. It seems soothing to me.

This Thursday would have been his 89th birthday. I will post something more festive to celebrate him on that day.

4 comments:

Joan B said...

These cards are terrific!

InkStazOnMe said...

Your cards are wonderful Miss Boo! And I agree....the bashful blue is very soothing....

Shirley said...

The cards are so soft, warm, and pretty! How wonderful you have such loving memories of your Grandfather. Thank you for sharing too.

Karen from Ontario said...

Great cards...love the blues....